1/4 of a Century

1/4 of a Century

Hello guys,

So on April 18th I turned 25, which means I’m one quarter of a century old. That’s right, I’m not on my early twenties anymore.

But, I’m glad I’m aging because I have been learning and growing so much, and like I always say, change is good.

For this special age, I’ve decided to create a bucket list of 25 things I must do on the year of my 25th birthday.

I’ve written down a wide range of things, from doing hang-gliding, to learning how to drive stick shift, to getting a tattoo. So far I have seven things completed, but I still have many more to finish.

It’s been fun so far, and the best part is that I’ve shared my list with my friends, so not only they help me complete my list, but also I have a commitment of finishing it because other people beside me know about my challenge.

I’ve been reading a book called The Speed of Trust by Stephen Covey, and he discusses how in order to be trusted we need to trust ourselves. And sometimes we mine our own trust by setting up goals and not accomplishing them, like for example when we set the alarm earlier to go workout but we wake up, turn it off, and just go back to sleep. This small act is making ourselves less trustworthy, and even worse, is making us stop trusting ourselves.

So, I encourage you to try doing the same thing. You know those things you always wanted to do but was always too lazy, too busy, or just forgot to do it? Write them down now and challenge yourself to complete them. See it as a mission and set a date for you to complete your list.

I bet you will feel more accomplished and empowered just like I have been feeling.

Peace always,

Artemis

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Healthy Heart.

Healthy Heart.

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One of these days I went to do my annual health check up. I lied down on the bed for my electrocardiogram, and after a few minutes the nurse asks me if I play any sports, or if I work out.

I answered that I try to work out at least three times a week, then she said, “I see. You have an athlete’s heart.”  That means that when I’m resting, my heartbeat is under 50.

For me, that was the best compliment I could hear. It completely made my day better. Of course, it’s awesome to hear people asking you if you work out because your body is toned, but still, hearing that your heart is healthy because you exercise is even better. You should work out for your health, so you can have a better life quality. The toned body will come with time, as a consequence, not as the goal.

However, you should always know your body limits. It’s a great idea to check with your doctor (especially your cardiologist) to know if you are allowed to do certain exercises, that way you won’t injure yourself.

But when you do hit the gym, the park, the beach or wherever you go to exercise, remember to respect your body and to focus on your health. So eat well, sleep well and be kind with yourself. You will see the results, and better yet, you will feel them.

Remember, balance is the key in life.